IAD - Institutional Advancement Division - the home of Alumni Relations

The Institutional Advancement Division (IAD) is responsible for Alumni Relations, that is, the engagement and involvement of alumni through strategic programming and communications. The Alumni Relations Professionals for the UWI are the Director of Alumni Relations, based at the UWI Regional Headquarters (Vice Chancellery) and the four Campus Alumni Officers, on their respective campuses.

It also has a Resource Development and Fundraising arm which works with the fundraising and scholarship offices of the campuses, as well as the UWI Foundations and UWI Endowment Funds to develop and sustain support for the institution.  

The IAD  serves the entire institution: all four UWI  campuses, through the Office of the Vice Chancellor. It is responsible for a wide range of activities for building strong volunteer and financial support and lasting relationships with alumni, students (our future alumni), Friends of the UWI and public and private corporatations. 

In summary, the IAD encompasses institutional alumni relations and resource development, as well as special projects.The IAD also promotes and supports the activities of the American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI) located in New York and the British Foundation for The University of the West Indies (BFUWI) in London, as well as the UWI Toronto Gala in Canada.

The IAD is responsible for :

CiviCRM: The central alumni database. The University community is requested to continuously appeal to graduates to keep their contact information (especially email addresses) current at www,uwi.edu/alumnionline or to email: iad@alumni.uwi.edu

ALUMNI RELATIONS:
Coordination and facilitation of institutional Alumni Relations policies and strategies. It is the central unit for the UWI Alumni Association (UWIAA) Chapters, Monthly UWIAA teleconferences, annual Central Executive Committee (CEC) Meeting of the UWIAA etc.

  • The regional Vice Chancellor’s Student Ambassador Corps: UWISTAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow) and Alumni Ambassadors, as well as the regional Footprints: Students for Development: Annual Student Giving Programme
  • The Vice Chancellor’s Presidents Club
  • UWI Connect: The Alumni Magazine and UWI Nexus, the monthly E-Update
  • ALUMNI Online: the centralized web and social networking hub for UWI's alumni population
  • The regional "Pelican Perks" Programme

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT:

  • The Chancellor’s Circle
  • The UWI Regional Endowment Fund (UWIREF)
  • The American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI)
  • The British Foundation for The University of the West Indies (BFUWI)
  • UWI Toronto Gala 

IAD PERSONNEL: UWi Regional Headquarters:

  • Ms. Minna Israel, Special Advisor to the Vice Chancellor on Resource Development
  • Mrs. Norma Bennett-Heywood, Executive Assistant to Ms. Israel 
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Buchanan-Hind, Executive Director
  • Mrs. Celia Davidson-Francis, Director of  Alumni Relations for UWI  
  • Mr. Howard Shand - Digital Media and Database Manager 
  • Ms. Angella Brown - Gift Officer 
  • Ms. Camile Wilson - Administratve Assistant 

CAMPUS ALUMNI OFFICERS

Cave Hill - Mrs. Roseanne Maxwell

Mona - Vacant 

Open - Mrs. Sandra Griffith-Carrington 

St. Augustine - Mrs. Camille Edwards 

AFUWI - NEW YORK:
Ms. Ann-Marie Grant, Executive Director, American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI)

Contact: Institutional Advancement Division (IAD)
Office of the Vice Chancellor
The University of the West Indies
UWI Regional Headquarters, Hermitage Road, Kingston 7, Jamaica, West Indies
Tel: 876-977-0052 or 0054

Visit:  www.uwi.edu/alumnionline  

Email: iad@alumni.uwi.edu

Important Partners

  • UWIAA Chapter Presidents and Executive Committees and members
  • The four (4)  UWI Campuses
  • UWI graduates and students (future alumni)

Our Patrons
The Chancellor - Head, UWI Alumni Association
The Vice Chancellor - Head, IAD

Our Tagline

"One UWI, One Alumni Family" 

 

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